This year I totally scored with my oldest's stocking. Our local Goodwill gets a lot of Target clearance donated, so I got her brand new items for 39c each! That really tickles my frugal side, I have to say My youngest is way too young to know anything, so we are skipping the stocking for him this year.
a wooden yo-yo with an ice cream cone painted on it
a little plant pot with seeds and soil included to grow a little fern
a felt cupcake ornament for the tree that I'll hang outside her stocking
a cupcake sticky-notepad
a brand new in package lip smacker chap stick
an i-spy squeeze ball -- it's super cute, you squeeze it and it has things hidden within the ball, pink and sparkly too, right up her alley and will be great for her sensory-seeking tendencies
a pair of funky cute socks
a pack of foam stickers with bears and other cute animals
Those are all things that will get used/played with, so I'm happy.
I'll also add a couple of things I'm not going to wrap like new undies with fun prints (needed anyway) and a new fancy shmancy character toothbrush (not typically bought here). She needs a couple of new craft items to replenish her supplies so I'll probably put those in her stocking as well. I'll round it off with a couple chocolates and maybe a couple of food items we don't buy regularly such as organic granola bars and the like.